What do you do with all the bits and pieces of leftover crayons that your kids can’t use? Instead of throwing them away, think about crayon craft ideas, like this one.
It’s easy to make together with your kids, and perfect even as gifts! And with Valentine’s Day coming up, you can give them away as useful presents, too.
What you need
• Broken crayons
• Knife to chop crayons
• Heart-shaped, non-stick metal
• Cupcake pan (or silicone mould)
• Cooking oil spray
What to do
1. Remove paper wrapper from crayons. Chop them into smaller pieces of around 1 to 2cm.
2. Spray pan lightly with cooking spray. Fill hearts full with crayons.
3. Place pan in 80 deg C oven for about 20 minutes or until crayons are completely melted.
4. Carefully remove pan from oven and cool at room temperature.
5. Remove crayons from pan – they should pop out easily. Use toothpick to lift them out if necessary.
Tip: Create a marble effect by swirling the toothpick in the melted crayons once out of the oven.